Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC)

A nonprofit organization

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) emerged in response to the historic 1990 signing of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA aimed to dismantle barriers faced by people with disabilities in the United States. CCDC was founded on the commitment to uphold the principles of the ADA. Unlike typical advocacy groups, CCDC stands out as the sole statewide organization governed and operated by individuals with diverse disabilities. This cross-disability perspective recognizes the shared experiences among people with mobility impairments, chronic illnesses, mental health conditions, blindness, and other types of disabilities. CCDC's core belief in unity empowers individuals to achieve more together than alone. Through relentless advocacy, education, and unwavering commitment, CCDC remains a driving force in Colorado, championing the rights and well-being of people with disabilities, striving for a more accessible and equitable society where everyone can thrive.

How your donation supports our mission...

  • $25 pays for one hour of organizing or policy analysis
  • $50 pays for an hour of individual advocacy
  • $75 pays for one hour of individual advocacy on Tribal Lands
  • $100 pays for one hour of training for our staff and/or the public
  • $200 pays for one community outreach event
  • $250 pays for one Medicaid appeal from start to finish
  • $5,000 pays for the passage of one bill (from policy inception, to drafting, to advocating for it at the legislature, to making sure it's signed by the governor)


Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition advocates for social justice for Coloradans with all types of disabilities. We strive for all Coloradans with disabilities to live full, equitable lives with equal access to any civic, professional, and/or personal opportunities that are available to people without disabilities.

Background Statement

The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) was founded in 1990 following the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which aimed to eliminate barriers experienced by people living with disabilities throughout the nation. CCDC embodies a collective vision for a more inclusive society by advocating for the objectives of the ADA's to be fully implemented in Colorado. As a transformative force, CCDC strives to break down the barriers fueling exclusion by ensuring a tangible, equitable reality for people living with disabilities in the state of Colorado.

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Organization name

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC)

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Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Organization Size

Large Organization


1385 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite #610A
Denver, CO 80222

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US





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